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    GSMA video shows NFC in action in Nice

    GSMA video shows NFC in action in Nice

    February 26th, 2011

    Mobile network operators’ association the GSMA has produced a video showing near field communication phones in action in the French city of Nice, where mobile operators have been conducting an NFC trial under the Cityzi brand name. The… More

    French government funds nine NFC cities

    French government funds nine NFC cities

    January 13th, 2011

    The cities of Paris, Bordeaux, Caen, Lille, Marseille, Rennes, Strasbourg and Toulouse are to join Nice in the next stage of French plans to deploy a national NFC infrastructure. Each of the cities is to… More

    Orange to roll out NFC services across Europe in 2011

    Orange to roll out NFC services across Europe in 2011

    December 16th, 2010

    Orange will begin introducing NFC services “in the majority of countries in which it has a presence” in 2011, the mobile network operator has told mobile phone manufacturers at a meeting in Paris on 15… More

    Mastercard and AEPM publish interoperable NFC specifications

    December 15th, 2010

    The aim is to ensure that users of the French Cityzi NFC service can use their mobile phone to make payments anywhere in the world that MasterCard PayPass is accepted, ahead of a planned national expansion of the Cityzi service.  More

    Thirteen French cities apply for NFC test zone funding

    Thirteen French cities apply for NFC test zone funding

    November 1st, 2010

    A total of thirteen cities have responded to the French government’s call for proposals for three to five more cities to receive funding to run large scale NFC field trials similar to the Cityzi project… More

    NFC news in brief • 25 Oct 2010

    October 25th, 2010

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Caen bids for NFC • Sprint adds mobile wallet • Vivotech’s Dubai deal • Microsoft tags retailers • Mobile payments boost banks • Paying cash keeps you slim • NCR buys into mobile barcodes More

    French retailers begin the move to NFC loyalty programmes

    June 17th, 2010

    Three retailers in Nice are using Fidbook, an NFC loyalty application that works with a simple reader costing under €100 and avoids the need to upgrade to a contactless payments terminal. More

    Up to five more French cities to launch NFC services within a year

    May 26th, 2010

    Following the successful launch of the Cityzi NFC service in Nice, a further “three to five” cities are to receive funding from the French government as the country gears up for the introduction of a nationwide commercial NFC service. More

    NFC city pilot to go live in Nice on 21 May under ‘Cityzi’ banner

    May 14th, 2010

    France’s mobile network operators and banks, along with Visa and MasterCard, the local transport operator, the city council and others will take part in Europe’s first pre-commercial NFC pilot — which will be identified by the new Cityzi brand. More

    Nice and Centre Pompidou to get tailored NFC-based tour guides

    Nice and Centre Pompidou to get tailored NFC-based tour guides

    October 1st, 2009

    Three French firms are working on the Smart Muse NFC tour guide project, designed to let visitors use NFC phones to get information that is tailored by place, time and consumer demographic. More

    French government funds thirteen NFC and RFID innovation projects

    French government funds thirteen NFC and RFID innovation projects

    September 11th, 2009

    Plans to add NFC to Android phones, to develop a universal NFC wallet user interface and to test an NFC-based museum information system at the Pompidou Centre in Paris are amongst the projects that will receive grants worth a total of ‘several million euros’. More

    Nice to become France’s NFC City

    Nice to become France’s NFC City

    June 1st, 2009

    The city council has won funding from the French government for a ‘pre-commercial’ NFC test in partnership with three mobile operators plus transport operator Veolia and the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. More

    Air France tests NFC boarding passes at Nice airport

    Air France tests NFC boarding passes at Nice airport

    April 24th, 2009

    Frequent flyers can use NFC phones or stickers to get an electronic boarding pass and collect loyalty points. More

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